Global Patent Index - EP 3609783 A1

EP 3609783 A1 20200219 - VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING AIRCRAFT

Title (en)

VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING AIRCRAFT

Title (de)

VERTIKAL STARTENDES UND LANDENDES FLUGZEUG

Title (fr)

AÉRONEF À DÉCOLLAGE ET ATTERRISSAGE VERTICAUX

Publication

EP 3609783 A1 20200219 (EN)

Application

EP 18771879 A 20180321

Priority

  • US 201762474858 P 20170322
  • US 2018023594 W 20180321

Abstract (en)

[origin: US2018273168A1] An aircraft for use in fixed wing flight mode and rotor flight mode while maintaining a horizontal fuselage is provided. The aircraft can include a fuselage, wings, rotor, and a plurality of engines. The rotor can comprise a wing attachment assembly further comprising a rotating support. A rotating section can comprise a central support and the wings, with a plurality of engines attached to the rotating section. In a rotor flight mode, the rotating section can rotate around a longitudinal axis of the rotor providing lift for the aircraft similar to the rotor of a helicopter. In a fixed wing flight mode, the rotating section does not rotate around a longitudinal axis of the rotor, providing lift for the aircraft similar to a conventional airplane. The same engines that provide torque to power the rotor in rotor flight mode also power the aircraft in fixed-wing flight mode.

IPC 8 full level

B64C 27/24 (2006.01); B64C 27/22 (2006.01); B64C 27/26 (2006.01); B64C 27/28 (2006.01); B64C 29/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

B64C 27/22 (2013.01 - EP); B64C 27/24 (2013.01 - EP); B64C 29/0008 (2013.01 - US); B64C 29/0033 (2013.01 - EP); B64D 37/04 (2013.01 - EP US); Y02T 50/40 (2013.01 - EP)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

BA ME

DOCDB simple family (publication)

US 2018273168 A1 20180927; AU 2018239445 A1 20191003; CA 3057560 A1 20190927; EP 3609783 A1 20200219; EP 3609783 A4 20201223; JP 2020511365 A 20200416; WO 2018175606 A1 20180927

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 201815927743 A 20180321; AU 2018239445 A 20180321; CA 3057560 A 20180321; EP 18771879 A 20180321; JP 2020501421 A 20180321; US 2018023594 W 20180321